Hi ladies, I loathe my apartment. I live in an ancient Chicago brownstone above a psychotic neighbor who screams obscenities, I don't have either central heat or air conditioning (just a radiator that's turned on only long enough so that the water doesn't freeze in the pipes), my telephone jacks have been painted over so when I chipped the paint out to plug in my phone and internet connection neither of them would work, my landlord is a complete jerk who refuses to fix anything AND raised my rent despite the fact that I've been a model tenant who has never paid rent a day late. When I tell people how much I pay, they invariably say that I have been incredibly ripped off. I renewed my lease during a period when I was working 100 hours a week including weekends and couldn't even begin to think about packing up my stuff. Like, it literally wasn't going to happen because I was sleeping at the office. And he wouldn't extend my lease: it was a year or nothing. I think he knew he had me between a rock and a hard place. Anyway, I am not willing to move if this can affect my credit. However, I saw an "Intent to Vacate" form on my landlord's website. I've done some research online but am having a hard time finding out whether or not I can fill out this form and simply leave, or if he can still go after me? By the way, I have no deposit. So I'm not afraid of losing any money, just having my credit wrecked. I had a HUGE move-in fee that was nonrefundable, which was completely stupid becasue when I moved into the apartment, the previous renter had just moved out that morning, and nobody had even swept the place. His hair was in the shower, nails were still in the walls, and the oven hadn't been cleaned for what looked like a year. Any advice? I just want out, but not if it will hurt my credit. Can a landlord go after you for leaving a lease if you fill out an intent to vacate form? Thank you.